M3 Anti-Abuse Foundation (M3AAF) was founded in 2013 to advocate for safe and effective Internet access for users in all countries with all the benefits of participating in the online community, including economic growth and improved well being. The founding board of directors are:


O-Reirdan-Michaelx110.jpg Michael O'Reirdan, Chair of the Board
Michael O'Reirdan is continuing as a Board member and Chairman Emeritus after serving five terms as chairman of the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group, the industry's largest global trade association working against messaging bots, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation. Previously, he was key in developing the organization's Internet Service Providers Closed Colloquium, a M3AAWG committee of international network operators. Professionally, Mr. O'Reirdan is a Comcast Engineering Fellow with over 19 years of experience in the ISP field and with public facing messaging platforms. He chaired the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's CSRIC III Working Group #7 that produced the first U.S. voluntary industry code to help reduce end-user bots (ABCs for ISPs), has served on executive advisory boards for several major computer vendors, and is active in other industry organizations. (Also see video Why the Industry Needs the ABCs for ISPs.)


Upton-Jerryx110.jpg Jerry Upton, Treasurer & Member of the Board
Jerry Upton has served as M3AAWG Executive Director since the organization's founding in 2004. Previously, in his more than twenty years experience at Motorola, he held executive positions in standards, software and mobile phone products, alliance management and business development. Mr. Upton was also the founding Chairman of the Open Mobile Alliance, a mobile standardization forum, and he also currently serves as the Chair of a TIA Engineering Committee.



BillWoodcock-100w.jpg Bill Woodcock, Member of the Board
Bill Woodcock is a pioneering Internet policy maker, who specializes in the creation, promotion, and implementation of economically efficient technologies to stimulate the growth of Internet traffic in both developed and developing countries. A founder and research director of Packet Clearing House, a non-profit research institute investigating Internet routing economics, Woodcock has also successfully operated several commercial ventures in the Internet connectivity and content distribution space.



Michael LoBue-110w.jpg Michael LoBue, CAE, Secretary & Member of the Board
Michael LoBue is founder and President of LoBue & Majdalany Management Group, an AMC Institute Charter Accredited association management company. LoBue brings over 30 years of governance and management experience to the Foundation, including direct involvement in the formation of more than a dozen industry associations in technology sectors. LoBue is active in the professional community of association and foundation management.